Man accused of stalking North Carolina boy; giving him toys with GPS devices hidden inside
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A Virginia Beach man is accused of stalking a 10-year-old North Carolina boy and giving the boy toys with hidden GPS trackers.
The Virginian-Pilot reported that 41-year-old William Thomas Duncan Jr. allegedly gave the young boy three items with GPS trackers hidden inside.
The items included a computer tablet, a Sorry board game and a stuffed animal. The suspect unsuccessfully tried to adopt the boy, according to reports.
The suspect allegedly showed up at the boy’s school and at a field trip to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro earlier this month.
Duncan allegedly confessed to hiring a private detective to track down the boy’s school.
In the past two years, the suspect allegedly tried to adopt two 10-year-old boys from different North Carolina counties, but was unsuccessful.
He was rejected the first time after he allegedly applied lotion to the boy’s genitals for a possible rash, according to the paper.
The second boy was removed from the suspect’s care after officials learned about the first denial. It was also reported that the suspect slept in the same bed as one of the boys and pressed his body against him.
Duncan was ordered to be held without bond earlier this week on one count of interstate stalking.